Promotion & Tenure

Maïté Brandt-Pearce

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Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Maïté Brandt-Pearce is Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Electrical Engineering. In the Provost’s Office, Brandt-Pearce is responsible for coordinating faculty recruitment and retention efforts university-wide. She also develops and implements faculty policies, oversees the promotion and tenure process at the University, directs faculty development programming, assists faculty in addressing dual career issues, and coordinates efforts to ensure diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Faculty Personnel Actions Requiring Approval by the Board of Visitors

The University’s Board of Visitors (BOV) retains final authority for the personnel actions of all full-time professorial faculty (not lecturers or instructors), including elections (new hires, named professorships, and emeritus status), “off-cycle” salary changes to base salaries (typically for additional responsibilities or competitive retention purposes), promotions in professorial rank, and tenure, and certain executive administrative elections.

Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs assists the schools in...
faculty recruitment and retention, promotion and tenure, professional and leadership development, and faculty diversity. The Vice Provost maintains all faculty policies; handles faculty actions; and analyzes faculty satisfaction data to develop and revise policies and programs as needed. Faculty Affairs designs and offers programs that advance faculty success in every stage of their career, enhance the teaching abilities of all instructors at the University, and maximize recruiting opportunities through creative and successful recruitment strategies.

Short Term Disability Leave for Faculty

All employees enrolled in an optional retirement plan (ORP) are covered by a short-term disability plan administered by UNUM Insurance Company, a third party vendor contracted by the University.

For those employees who are enrolled in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), please refer to UHR’s guidelines on VSDP benefits.

Questions regarding either of these plans should be directed to University Human Resources’ Service Center at 982-0123.